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A two pack, tar free, epoxy tie coat.

Intended uses

As a tie coat between anticorrosives and either antifoulings or cosmetic finishes to ensure maximum system adhesion and performance on outside shell vessel areas. As a sealer coat over Tributyltin (TBT) antifoulings. For use at Newbuilding, Maintenance & Repair or On Board Maintenance.

color FAJ034-Light Grey, FAJ035-Buff (See Systems and Compatability section)
Finish/Sheen Matt
Part B (Curing Agent) FAA262
Volume Solids 57% ±2% (ISO 3233:1998)
Mix Ratio 4 volume(s) Part A to 1 volume(s) Part B
Typical Film Thickness 100 microns dry (175 microns wet)
Theoretical Coverage 5.70 m2/litre at 100 microns dft, allow appropriate loss factors
Method of Application Airless Spray, Brush, Roller
Flash Point Part A 45°C; Part B 21°C; Mixed 38°C
Induction Period Not required

Drying Information

  Substrate Temperature
  -5°C 5°C 25°C 35°C
Touch Dry [ISO 9117/3:2010] 24 hrs 12 hrs 6 hrs 4 hrs
Hard Dry [ISO 9117-1:2009]

72 hrs

24 hrs 16 hrs 12 hrs
Pot Life 12 hrs 8 hrs 6 hrs 4 hrs

Overcoating Data

Overcoated By Substrate Temperature
  -5°C 5°C 25°C 35°C
  Min Max Min Max Min Max Min Max
Intergard 263 - - 36 hrs 42 days 8 hrs 28 days 5 hrs 14 days
Intergard 740


- 36 hrs 14 days 8 hrs 14 days 5 hrs 14 days
Intersheen 579 72 hrs 5 days 36 hrs 5 days 8 hrs 5 days 5 hrs 5 days
Intersleek 717 - - 36 hrs ext 8 hrs ext 5 hrs ext
Intersmooth 7460HS SPC 72 hrs 14 days 36 hrs 8 days 8 hrs 5 days 5 hrs 3 days
Interswift 6800HS 72 hrs 7 days 36 hrs 7 days 8 hrs 7 days 5 hrs 7 days
Interthane 990 72 hrs 5 days 36 hrs 5 days 8 hrs 5 days 5 hrs 5 days
Intertuf 203 48 hrs 15 days 36 hrs 15 days 8 hrs 15 days 5 hrs 15 days


For Intersmooth 360, 365, 460, 465 and 7465HS SPC follow the overcoating interval data given for Intersmooth 7460HS SPC. Intersleek 717 may only be applied over Intergard 263 in Korea.

Regulatory data


445 g/lt as supplied (EPA Method 24) 306 g/kg of liquid paint as supplied. EU Solvent Emissions Directive (Council Directive 1999/13/EC)


VOC values are typical and are provided for guidance purposes only. These may be subject to variation depending on factors such as differences in colour and normal manufacturing tolerances.


When used as part of an approved scheme, this product has the following certification: When tested in accordance with ASTM D5108-96 (modified) Intergard 263 applied at a dry film thickness of 100 microns, forms a barrier to TBT leaching from an underlying TBT antifouling. Long term testing is ongoing. Consult your International Paint representative for details.

System and compatibility

Consult your International Paint representative for the system best suited for the surfaces to be protected. It is recommended that Intergard 263 FAJ035/FAA262-Buff is used in conjunction with particular lead chrome free cosmetic finishes to ensure a uniform colour on above water areas. Consult International Paint for specific recommendations.

Intergard 263 should only be applied over epoxy anticorrosive primers. The primer to be used will depend upon vessel area and application locations. Typical primers include:

Surface preparations

Use in accordance with the standard Worldwide Marine Specifications. All surfaces to be coated should be clean, dry and free from contamination. High pressure fresh water wash or fresh water wash, as appropriate, and remove all oil or grease, soluble contaminants and other foreign matter in accordance with SSPC-SP1 solvent cleaning. Intergard 263 should always be applied over a recommended primer coating system. Intergard 263 should be used in accordance with the specification given by International Paint. The primer surface should be dry and free of all contamination (oil, grease, salt etc.) and overcoated with Intergard 263 within the overcoating intervals specified. Consult the relevant primer data sheet. Consult your International Paint representative for specific recommendations.



Material is supplied in 2 containers as a unit. Always mix a complete unit in the proportions supplied. (1) Agitate Base (Part A) with a power agitator. (2) Combine entire contents of Curing Agent (Part B) with Base (Part A) and mix thoroughly with power agitator.


Not recommended. Use GTA220 or International GTA415 only in exceptional circumstances (max 5% by volume). DO NOT thin more than allowed by local environmental legislation.

Airless Spray

Tip Range 0.46-0.66 mm (18-26 thou) Total output fluid pressure at spray tip not less than 176 kg/cm2 (2500 p.s.i.)

Conventional Spray

Application by conventional spray is not recommended.


Application by brush is recommended for small areas only. Multiple coats may be required to achieve specified film thickness.


Application by roller is recommended for small areas only. Multiple coats may be required to achieve specified film thickness.


International GTA220/GTA822 or International GTA415

Work Stoppages and Cleanup

Do not allow material to remain in hoses, gun or spray equipment. Thoroughly flush all equipment with International GTA220/GTA822 or International GTA415. Once units of paint have been mixed they should not be resealed and it is advised that after prolonged stoppages work recommences with freshly mixed units. Clean all equipment immediately after use with International GTA220/GTA822 or International GTA415. It is good working practice to periodically flush out spray equipment during the course of the working day. Frequency of cleaning will depend upon amount sprayed, temperature and elapsed time, including any delays. Do not exceed pot life limitations. All surplus materials and empty containers should be disposed of in accordance with appropriate regional regulations/legislation.


In the event welding or flame cutting is performed on metal coated with this product, dust and fumes will be emitted which will require the use of appropriate personal protective equipment and adequate local exhaust ventilation. In North America do so in accordance with instruction in ANSI/ASC Z49.1 "Safety in Welding and Cutting."


All work involving the application and use of this product should be performed in compliance with all relevant national Health, Safety & Environmental standards and regulations. Prior to use, obtain, consult and follow the Material Safety Data Sheet for this product concerning health and safety information. Read and follow all precautionary notices on the Material Safety Data Sheet and container labels. If you do not fully understand these warnings and instructions or if you can not strictly comply with them, do not use this product. Proper ventilation and protective measures must be provided during application and drying to keep solvent vapour concentrations within safe limits and to protect against toxic or oxygen deficient hazards. Take precautions to avoid skin and eye contact (ie. gloves, goggles, face masks, barrier creams etc.) Actual safety measures are dependant on application methods and work environment.


Spot Repair - The Intertuf 262/Intergard 263 system may be used for the spot repair of existing epoxy, coal tar epoxy, chlorinated rubber, vinyl tar and tar-free vinyl substrates. Feathered overlap areas must be kept to a minimum. Consult International Paint. The Intertuf 262/Intergard 263 system is not suitable for repair of bituminous substrates. Upgrade - Intertuf 262/Intergard 263 may be used for the upgrade of existing epoxy, coal tar epoxy and chlorinated rubber substrates. Consult International Paint. Substrates not suitable for upgrading:- vinyl tar, tar-free vinyl, bituminous. Intergard 263 may be applied at substrate temperatures down to -15°C. Before applications are made below -5°C consult your local IP representative for further detail of application procedure.

Overcoating information is given for guidance only and is subject to regional variation depending upon local climate and environmental conditions. Consult your local International Paint representative for specific recommendations. For application in Korea (including extended intervals with Interthane 989), consult your International Paint representative. Apply in good weather. Temperature of the surface to be coated must be at least 3°C above the dew point. For optimum application properties bring the material to 21-27°C, unless specifically instructed otherwise, prior to mixing and application. Unmixed material (in closed containers) should be maintained in protected storage in accordance with information given in the STORAGE Section of this data sheet. Technical and application data herein is for the purpose of establishing a general guideline of the coating application procedures. Test performance results were obtained in a controlled laboratory environment and International Paint makes no claim that the exhibited published test results, or any other tests, accurately represent results found in all field environments. As application, environmental and design factors can vary significantly, due care should be exercised in the selection, verification of performance and use of the coating.

Unit size

Unit size Part A Part B
  Vol Pack Vol Pack
20 lt 16 lt 20 lt 4 lt 5 lt
5 US gal 4 US gal 5 US gal 1 US gal 1 US gal

For availability of other unit sizes consult International Paint

Unit shipping weight

Unit size Unit Weight
20 lt 30.44 Kg
5 US gal 61.8 lb


Shelf Life 12 months at 25°C. Subject to re-inspection thereafter. Store in dry, shaded conditions away from sources of heat and ignition.